Acupuncture is a branch of Oriental Medicine that has been around for over 3000 years. With this healing modality, fine needles are inserted through the surface of the skin to activate and regulate the body's natural healing mechanisms. Other modalities of Oriental Medicine include acupressure, nutritional therapy, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, tui na, Qi gong, and herbal medicine.
Acupuncture can treat a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. It is useful for treating any disorder which arises from an imbalance in a person's health. Acupuncture is also useful for preventing illness and maintaining wellbeing. Follow this link for a list of disorders that the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as effective in treating.